Crystal's parents were away on vacation when she made a disturbing discovery on her father's computer: nude pictures — and she was the subject. Crystal says her father, Ron, who had adopted her when she was a young girl, retrieved the pictures via a computer Web camera in her bedroom, which had previously been in his office. The photos stretched back five years, to when she was She made the discovery while her parents were on vacation. Crystal told her mother when they returned from their trip. Crystal would not give her last name to protect her family's privacy, and she didn't want pictures of her family, including her father, shown. When Crystal tried to turn copies of the photos over to police to press criminal charges against her dad, she got another surprise. Under state law in Massachusetts, it was not a crime to take pictures of someone without his or her knowledge, even nude pictures. While it was a crime to make audio recordings of adults without their knowledge, people could take all the pictures they wanted without being arrested or prosecuted. The trouble began when Crystal moved back into her family home in Easthampton, Mass.
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By Khaleda Rahman for MailOnline. These pictures show frightened girls lined up before villagers in Kenya to be circumcised - even though the brutal practice is now illegal in the country. But in many African tribes, traditions are more important than laws and circumcision is considered a rite of passage that marks their transition into womanhood so they can marry. Reuters photographer Siegfried Modola captured this ceremony in rural Kenya for four teenage girls of the Pokot tribe, in Baringo County.